The Chinese economy delivered many surprises in the first half of the year, disappointing (yet again) the pundits who predicted a hard landing. Macroeconomic data published over the weekend is consistent with a healthy economy, driven by impressive wage growth and consumer spending, and supported by strong earnings growth.
South Korea’s young democracy has successfully withstood months of political turmoil, which concluded recently with the election of President Moon Jae-in as its new leader. What can investors expect next?
What are the key factors behind changes in liquidity in Asia, and what does this mean for long-term investors in the region? In this issue, we offer a guide to considering such related issues with less trepidation. Asia Insight explores.
The last few days of 2016 have receded amidst continued pain for Asia's markets. Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks, PhD, reflects on the year that began with a rally in Asia's equity and fixed income markets, but it ended in a slump.
Strong future growth is rooted in some basic dynamics in which Asia Pacific excels.
Is the election of Donald Trump the latest example, following on from the Brexit vote and the success of Bernie Sanders and non-mainstream candidates in Europe, of a global trend in demagoguery and isolationism that will sweep all in its path, including the economies of Asia?